Join rangers for a guided full moon hike around Tumacácori National Historical Park and along the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. Tumacácori is an International Dark Sky Park, recognized as having high quality, clear night skies with little artificial light. This hike will be a leisurely, interpreted hike through the shadows of the riparian landscape of the Santa Cruz River, revealing history and nature in a nighttime setting, an experience that rarely happens.

The hike will take place on Friday, December 17, beginning at 6:00 P.M and ending at about 8:30 p.m. Meet at the Anza Trailhead across from the Tumacácori Post Office, just north of the Tumacácori visitor center parking lot. Bring your flashlight, but don’t plan to use it; the moon will be your night-light. Wear hiking shoes and carry water. Please, no dogs on this hike.

The program has been planned to allow for outdoor physical distancing, as recommended by the CDC. Please note that the mission church and restrooms will not be available.

For more information on Tumacácori National Historical Park, call 520-377-5060, or visit the park website, at nps.gov/tuma. To learn more about the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail visit nps.gov/juba. Tumacácori National Historical Park is located 45 miles south of Tucson and 15 miles north of Nogales. Take exit 29 off of I-19 and follow the signs.

 

About the National Park Service – More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 423 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.

 

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